This morning while reading through Psalms, I came across a beautiful verse:
“When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after the rains!” Psalm 84:6 (NLT)
It's an easy verse to casually glimpse over and on to the next. But the Spirit encouraged me to take pause and let it steep.
The Valley of Weeping is actually called Baca in Hebrew. I looked up Baca in Holman's Illustrated Bible Dictionary (highly recommended) and here is its entry:
- Baca: (bay' cuh) Place name meaning, “Balsam tree” or “weeping.” A valley in Psalm 84:6 which reflects a poetic play on words describing a person forced to go through a time of weeping who found God turned tears into a well, providing water.
I hope that if you're going through something unbearable right now, you'll be able to cling to this verse and have hope in the blessings ahead. God is with you!